New York Mets free agent target 3: Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor still has flashes of power that can help the Mets out in a bench role or help to lengthen the depth in the minors. The former Ranger, Yankee, and Oriole has hit 10 or more home runs in each of the past eight seasons and is still only 29 years old, so he clearly has some gas left in the tank as he seeks to find an organization to play for in 2023.
Last year, he hit just .207 with 13 homers and 53 RBI’s in 135 games, and would like an opportunity to show he is more than that, but he does have three seasons with 30 or more home runs under his belt, though he most recently did it in 2019 with the Rangers.
However, he doesn’t walk much, pops out often and his defensive metrics have gone down in recent years, which may not translate to major league deals with contenders.
If Odor doesn’t make a Mets Opening Day roster this year if signed with the Mets as expected if it were the case, he would bring experience as a middle infielder to help out in the minor leagues. Rony Mauricio in Triple-A is one of the team’s top prospects that could use some of that insight if he isn’t ready for major league experience.